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that does it for this edition of "360." thanks for watching. new this morning, an off screen shocker. one of hollywood's biggest stars making a stunning revelation. she's had both of her breasts removed. >> chains, barbed wire and a bar by bicycle. disturbing and revealing new images from kidnap and rape suspect ariel castro's backyard. >> and devastating developments in the death of leila fowler. new information about her brother's troubled past as he ices a homicide charge. good morning you to. welcome to "early start." >> it is tuesday, may 14th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east.
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new this morning, we're talking about the stunning revelation by one of hollywood's biggest stars. oscar winning actress angelina jolie revealing she's had a preventative double mastectomy. she carries a jean that dramatically increases her risk for breast and ovarian cancer. this is a lot more about hollywood and celebrity. it's also about medical decisions faced by millions of women. michelle turner is following developments for us this morning. this really surprised a lot of people overnight. >> absolutely, john. it did. you know, angelina decided to write this op-ed for "the new york times" talking about her procedure and talking about her journey to enlighten other women. she said her mother died of ovarian cancer in 2007 when she was just 56 years old. she battled it for ten years. angelina says she was screened. she found out she carries a faulty gene this gene called the bcra-1. after her diagnosis, her doctors
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estimated she was at a very high risk of getting cancer. here's what she wrote in the op-ed. my doctors estimated i had an 87% risk of breast cancer and auto% risk of ovarian cancer. i decided to be pro active and minimize the risk as much as i could. i made a decision to have a preventative double mastectomy. she had the first par 4 on january 2nd. it rules out the disease in the area behind the nipple and also browse more blood flow to the area. this is painful. it causes bruising and increases the chance to save the nipple. two weeks later she had the major surgery where the breast surgery is removed and then temporary fillers are put in place and then she had the final surgery, reconstruction of the breasts and adding an implant. she was really descriptive. she opened up when talking about this. basically, she said like i was mentioning, she wants other
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women to know about their options when they have to make a decision like this. >> there in a very personal way, michelle. obviously, as you said, angelina's mother died of ovarian cancer. that had to be an influence here. >> you know, angelina always talks very openly about how close of a relationship she had with her mother. also her father is jon voight, not as close with him. but she also -- she always talked about how strong her mother was and how much she loved her and how great of a relationship there was. in fact, she talked a little bit about it back in 2011 after her mother -- a few years after her mother passed. here's what she had to say about her mother. >> my mother was a full time mother. she didn't have much of her own career, her own life, her own experiences, her own, you know, everything was for her children. i'll never be as good a mother as she was. i would try my best. i don't think i could ever be. she was just grace. she was the most generous,
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loving -- she's better than me. >> an emotional angelina jolie, also something we don't see very often. now, john, list wanted to mention she is getting very personal herement she's not the first celebrity to make this decision. christina applegate did the same thing in 2008. she also found out she had this faulty gene. and so she decided to have a preventative double mastectomy as well. >> i mention this is a decision maced by millions of women in this country. it's families also. of course, angelina jolie's family includes brad pitt. >> yeah. yeah, her fiance, brad pitt. she talked about him in this op-ed piece and she's fortunate to have a partner, brad pitt, who so loving and supportive. he was at the breast center where she was treated every minute of the surgery. we managed to find moments to
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laugh together. we knew this was the right thing to do for our family and it would bring us closer. that, again, was angelina joe lee and "the new york times" op-ed times. >> a lot of people talking about this this morning. >> one of the things i love she does is brings attention to the genetic testing. it costs $3,000 in order to have that done. it's not always covered by insurance companies. to hopefully something will come out of that. >> that's right. this is the key part of the health care debate. >> yes, it is. it is five minutes past the hour. we're getting a chilling new look into the backyard of ariel castro. photographs taken by a neighbor and obtained by cnn revealing a pink barbie bicycle in the midst of very disturbing evidence. pam brown live from cleveland this morning. what else is there, pam? >> well, right now ariel castro's house is all boarded up. it's a crime scene. but one of the neighbors was able to say pictures that he
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exclusively gave to cnn. these pictures give possible insight into what went on in the house of horrors and how castro was able to keep an eye out for unexpected visitors. >> chilling new photos give us a glimpse of ariel castro's backyard taken over the weekend by a neighbor. the backyard resembling a junk yard, spools of barb wire and chains. he saw hundreds of thick, heavy chains in the yard. and then this mirror hanging on castro's become door that may have allowed him to see if someone was coming up his driveway, possibly using it to prevent any surprise visitors. and finally, a pink barbie bicycle for a little girl. a bicycle that may have belonged to amanda berry's daughter, fathered by ariel castro. moments after this cell phone video was shot of amanda berry's rescue. >> we have ariel castro in custody down here at mcdonald's.
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>> just released police dispatch reporting. and we're learning more about him from six different police reports filed about castro since 1989 when he had an argument with his wife in which he allegedly slapped her across the face several times, grabbed her and slammed her against the wall. in 1994, a neighbor claimed castro attempted to hit him with a shovel and threatened he was going to take care of him in arguing over a chainlink fence. castro remains jailed on suicide precaution, being monitored every ten minutes by guards. locked up in solitude, receiving no visitors, no friends, no family, no mail much the life in those respect not unlike what dejesus, knight, berry and her daughter endured for years. and castro has only received professional visits from his attorneys. that's according to the sheriff's office. he remains on restriction which is reserved for high profile
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inmates. evidence is still being vekted in this investigation. an medical examiner was taking panoramic pictures inside the rooms. once all the evidence is xlekted a grand jury will look at that evidence and decide what other charges castro should face. >> i got to tell you, pam, the more we lrearn, the more we wonder if something was missed along the way. big questions, is the government trying to intimidate reporters infringing on the freedom of the press. the ap is threating action for intrusion by the justice department. the claim that the government was snooping on the news organization's editors and reporters. our brian todd is following the story for us. >> reporter: the associated press said the justice department secretly obtained two months of telephone records, of reporters and editors for the ap, records listed incoming and outgoing calls, the duration of
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each call and the work and personal phone numbers of ap employees according to that news agency. they recovered numbers for the new york, washington and hartford offices and the main number for ap reporters in the house of representatives press gallery. the justice department notified them of the seizure on friday, the tenth. now there is nothing to suggest actual phone conversations were monitored. the ceo of ap is furious and he let the justice department know it. gary pruitt in a letter to eric holder says these records reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the news gathering activities undertaken by the ap during a two-month period. provide a rod map to the news gajing operations and disclose information about ap's activities and operation that's the government has no right to know. now pruitt wants justice to return all of those records and destroy the copies. on monday afternoon we got this response from the u.s.
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attorney's office, "regulations require us to make every reasonable effort to obtain information through alternative means before even considering a subpoena for the phone records of a member of the media. the american civil liberties union criticized the move as did chairman darrell isa. >> they had an obligation to look for every other way to get it before they, in fact, intruded on the freedom of press. >> reporter: so what is this specifically about and why would the justice department sought the phone records? ap says government officials have said in public testimony that the u.s. attorneys office is conducting a criminal investigation into who may have leaked information obtained in an ap story from a year ago this month about a foiled terror plot. that story disclosed details of a cia operation in yemen that stopped an al qaeda plot to detonate a bomb on an airplane. brian todd, cnn, washington. new details emerging about the 1-year-old brother of leila fowler who is under the arrest
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for the fatal stabbing of his sister. a student in a school administration source say the boy was suspended from his middle school for five days earlier this year after he brought a small pocket knife to school. the boy is not being named because he is a minor. he is being held at a juvenile detention center. because of his age, he cannot be tried as an adult in california. >> a suspect identified in the mother's day parade shooting in new orleans. police trying to find him. they're search for 19-year-old akine scott. 19 people wounded, three critically. still not clear if there was more than one shooter. authorities are offering a $10,000 reward in this case. new this morning, three boats carrying up to 150 muslim refugees capsizing off the coast of myanmar. search and rescue operations are under way at this hour and a spokeswoman says the boats may have hit some rocks. also last night, bruins won
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game seven. >> oh, gosh. >> just throwing that out there. coming up on "early start," much more on the developing news on angelina jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy. why more women are choosing this surgery. and the irs targeting conservative groups. the president says he'll not tolerate it. republicans want more transparency. details from washington coming up next. all business purchases.
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reports that agency targeted tea party groups turn out to be true. acting irs commissioner steve miller is going to testify this friday as republican lawmakers demand more transparency from the obama administration. cnn's brianna keilar has more now from washington. >> reporter: as a series of controversies boiled over in washington, president obama left town. >> as i sure want to do some governing. i want to get some stuff down. >> reporter: headlining new york city fundraisers with justin timberlake and jessica biell. they obtained records in an investigation of leaks. accusations they down played terrorist involvement in september's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and claims the irs targeted conservative groups looking for tax exempt status. >> i'll not tolerate it. >> reporter: just hours before, obama addressed. irs scandal. >> if, in fact, irs personnel
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engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous. and there's no place for it. >> reporter: the agency's watchdog is expected to release a report this week that will show the irs targeted applicants who made statements that "criticize how the country is run." this as e-mails became public showing the administration changed cia talking points on terrorist involvement in the libya attack just before the presidential election. >> the whole issue of this -- of talking points, frankly, throughout this process has been a side show. suddenly, three days ago, this gets spun up as if there is something new to the story. there's no there there. >> reporter: but republicans see opportunity and they're accusing the president of hiding the truth. >> where is the outrage all along as things like this keep
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happening? the patterns becoming one in which this administration is not transparent and they don't seem to care if the right things are done. >> reporter: brianna keilar, cnn, washington. our thanks to brianna. a saudi man arrested over the weekend in detroit metropolitan airport for traveling with a pressure cooker and allegedly lying to federal agents about why he had that pressure cooker. pressure cookers were used in boston marathon bombings as you're aware of. hussein alkawa says he was visiting his nephew and bringing him the pressure cooker as a gift because the ones in america don't work as well as the ones made in saudi arabia. a philadelphia abortion provider could get the death penalty after a jury found him guilty of killing three babies during illegal late term abortions. the 72-year-old gosnell was also convicted of voluntary manslaughter. the sentencing phase of this
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we're minding your business today. another record high for stocks. the gain yesterday not so big but it was enough for the s&p 500 to reach an all time high. today, however, at least for now, stocks pointing lower. the fallout after that massive building collapse in bangladesh, seven retailers are joining forces to increase safety standards. >> you know, i'm not going to give them that much credit. they're starting to talk about what they're going to do to join forces to have some better safety standards in bangladesh in particular. the names we know and shop. h & m. that retailer signed a new safety pact. very quickly, the dutch retailer cna brings retailer prime mark the only american brand the company that owns tommy hilfi r
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hilfiger, izod. this is a five-year plan. for companies to make the reports public. companies typically hire their own inspectors and the results are not usually publicized. they have to stop doing business with any factory that refuses to make safety upgrades. disney completely pulled out of bangladesh. experts say it's better to stay in the country and make a commitment to improve things. these companies, these brands have been squeezing profit out of the companies on the backs of these women working to make our clothes. this is absolutely the wrong time to just run away now that there's bad press and dangerous conditions. bangladesh's textile industry is huge. we spoke with the foreign affairs about that very point. >> the quality of life that they he have now because of these jobs is much better than what it would have been if they didn't have this job. but still, we need to do much better and the government is
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doing its best. >> we reached out to other american retailers. walmart doesn't have anything to announce yet. joe fresh and sears are reviewing the plan. no response from j.c. penny and benton. but i want to be clear here. the world is watching these companies. this isn't just a pr move, all signing up together insisting on better conditions. there need to be better conditions, better safety conditions. we should remind people, again, the pictures of that rubble were more than 1100 people were killed when that building collapsed, the direct connection from that rubble to the hanger in your closet is very, very real. that's what those brands are worried b american consumers are conscious. >> if they double the pay that they get, it only raises our prices by some cents. >> yeah, a few cents. that's right. there is a wage board that government put in place in bangladesh right now. last night, yesterday morning, so last night there, a bunch of these factories were shut down. they were closed by the government because there's unrest. people who work in these
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factories are very upset about what happened. they want better rights, too. so there's a lot happening in bangladesh right now and the world is really watching. again, a lot of the experts say don't just rush out of there, retailers, to india. you're hearing a lot of people say india might be a better place for them to do business. it's not right to just run away. it's right to fix it. >> to do the right thing. exactly. thank you so much, kristina. and still ahead, angelina jolie's shocking revelation she had a double mastectomy. how her mother's health battles shaped her very bold decision. plus, o.j. simpson back in court. pleading for a new trial. why his personal testimony may be the key to this case.
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a shocker this morning, angelina jolie removed both breasts after discovering she carries a cancer gene. >> disturbing and new images from the backyard of kidnap and rape suspect ariel castro. why did he have a mirror installed on the back porch. and new information about the brother of leila fowler, arrested in her murder. details on the 12 joe-year-old' troubled past. >> new this morning, one of hollywood's biggest stars, angelina joe lee making a very bold health decision. she reveals in a "new york times" op-ed this morning she had a preventative double
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mastectomy because she carried a gene that increases her risk for breast answer ovarian cancers. the surgery has dramatically cut her breast cancer risk from 87% to under 5%. now michelle turner is following all of the developments live from los angeles. angelina says she finished her three-month treatment late last may. why did she decide to reveal all of this now, misch snell. >> that's a good question. basically, she said because she wants other women who have to make a tough decision to know that they have options out there. yeah, she said april 27th was her last treatment. that's when she had complete reconstruction of the breast and had implants put in. but she did go through this entire journey which she does lay out in this "new york times" op-ed piece. it was really personal, raw. she really went into detail about the decision to make and it's because she was screened and she found out that she carries this faulty gene, brca.
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after getting this diagnosis, she was told by doctors she had an 87% risk of getting breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer. that's why she decided to have the double mastectomy. she also wrote in the piece that she chose not -- she says, i chose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know they might be living under the shadow of cancer. it is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested and if they have a high risk, they, too, will know they have strong options. >> you know, she specifically does talk about that gene testing which is a very expensive test. it's $3,000 and the fact that insurance companies don't always cover it unless you have a really strong history of breast cancer in your family. it will be interesting to see if something positive comes out of this with that screening. all right. so what has the reaction been like from hollywood? >> well, it's early out here in los angeles. people are already, celebrities already taking to at which timer
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to offer their support for angelina jolie. a moment of quiet respect forng. juliana was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy and she says proud of her for using her incredible platform to educate women. lots of other people starting to react as well. >> i was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. i got to tell you, the fact that she is sharing this very personal journey, talking about the femininity as well and how that affects your decision moving forward is really absolutely remarkable. i'm going give her kudos this morning as well. thank you for bringing us that story. >> i'm bringing you kudos. i'm giving you kudos and sending you so much love. >> thank you, girl. i appreciate it. thank you.
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>> you're going to kick its butt. >> yes, i am. thank you. >> yes, you are. 33 minutes after the hour. we're going to first look into the backyard of a house of horrors this morning. these photos taken by a neighbor last weekend show piles debris behind the home of ariel castro including barb wire chains, a barbie bike right there. and a mirror installed on the back porch apparently to detect any visitors coming down the driveway. chilling. right now castro was on suicide watch, jail logs reveal he likes to walk around his cell naked. he frequently makes himself cool aid and he is using strings from the floor mat to floss his teeth. he is being checked by guards about every ten minutes. and the more we hear, the crazier it gets, right? 34 minutes past the hourment we're learning more this morning about the brother of leila fowler who is under arrest in the stabbing death of his 8-year-old sister. a fellow student and a school
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administration source say the 12-year-old boy was suspended for five days earlier this year after bringing a pocket knife to school. cnn's dan simon is live in valley springs, california, with the latest on this investigation. what else do you know, dan? >> good morning. the fact that the suspect brought a knife to school and was suspended is note worthy given the fact that he's accused of using one to stab his sister. we're getting a better sense of what the suspect may face in the months ahead. >> reporter: chris piper knows the 12-year-old suspect from gym class. you say he made threats to you and others? >> yeah. roip can you tell me about the threats? >> he'd say like i'll stab if you don't -- he said he would stab us. >> reporter: he called the threats lighthearted but told us of an incident when the 1-year-old brought a knife to school. did you see the knife? >> yeah. >> reporter: did he show it to
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friends and classmates? >> he showed it to kids. >> reporter: was it a swiss army knife? >> yeah. >> reporter: what happened? >> he was showing it to people and so then he gave it to -- someone told on him and he went it the office. >> reporter: it landed him a five-day you is spengs. the boy seen here at a candlelight vigil days after the killing had some people suspicious at the outset. >> we kept kind of behind closed doors as saying, you know, we thought it was him. >> reporter: the young boy told investigators an intruder stabbed his 8-year-old sister while his parents were at a little league baseball game. her daughter also knows the suspect from school. she thought it seemed strange the killer would only hargt leila and spare the brother's life. >> you don't kill a person and then leave a witness, you know? and that's why we kept saying that, you know, they're not going to leave him alive if there was somebody else that did it. he witnessed this guy. so in my heart, i thought it was him from get go. >> reporter: the boy is
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currently being held at a juvenile detention center. >> because the child in this particular case is 12 years of age, he cannot be tried as an adult. if he was 14 years of age or older, of course, and because of the allegations that will be raised here, he could have been tried as an adult. >> reporter: this attorney has represented minors in cases involving serious crimes. >> these proceedings are going to take place behind closed doors. this isn't going to be an open trial like it would be if he was an adult. in this case, the public is not going to be allowed into the proceedings. >> reporter: well, if the 12-year-old is charged and convicted of murder, the law here in california is that he would be in custody until the age of 25. at this point we still don't know what the evidence is and the boy's father told the associated press that he believes his son is innocent until he sees evidence that
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proves otherwise. >> dan, i just want to clear something up. did the police take knives from the house in order to test those to see if those were the ones that were used? >> reporter: there are reports that knives were taken from the house. also dna evidence collected. we don't know the results of those tests. we don't know, you know, if, in fact, one of those knives actually goes back to the suspect or links him to the suspect. >> all right. dan simon reporting live for us. thank you very much. o.j. simpson telling his legal rengs in 200 # was a far cry from the dream keep of cochran and company. he claims they botched the case that sent him to prison for murder ashgs sault and kidnapping. now he is asking for a new trial. this time, he is set to testify. that could be something. we have the story live from las vegas this morning. good morning, paul. >> reporter: good morning, john. o.j. came into court, it wasn't exactly a grand entrance. you can see what seemed to be
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4 1/2 years of strain in prison show on his face. heavier and grayer, zrased football legend stepped into a las vegas courtroom after 4 1/2 years in prison for kidnapping, assault, and armed robbery. the new simpson legal team is presenting 19 claims they say showed he was so poorly represented in the 2008 kidnap trial that he should get a new trial. new lead attorney patricia palm argues simpson was never told about an offered plea deal and should have taken the witness stand. emphatically told the court monday he wanted simpson to testify then. >> o.j. is a very he will consequent person. and he can explain himself very well. and so i thought he would be a great witness. >> reporter: simpson's lawyers tried to show the former heisman trophy win her been drinking
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alcohol which impaired him from seeing his cohorts carry guns into the confrontation. the new simpson team argues that he knew about simpson's plans to get back some of his memorabilia. simpson's daughter took the stand saying she was with her father and galanter at dinner the night before the incident. >> was your dad drinking alcohol that evening? >> yes. >> do you recall overhearing any conversation about your dad's plan to go look at his property the next day? >> yeah. >> and who did you hear talking about that? >> mr. my dad was talking to you. >> simpson is waiting to testify in this hearing. >> this will be his first time to be able to tell what happened and, you know, instead of hearing it in bits and pieces and, you have to remember the evidence in this case was extremely conflicting from all the witnesses. >> simpson may take the stand as soon as wednesday. and 19 claims, the judge has to
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find merit with one of them for o.j. to possibly get a new trial. >> we can't stop talking about just seeing o.j. he looks different. four years in prison takes a toll. thanks so many, paul. >> a little extra weight and a lot of gray hair. up next, disturbing news about the surviving boston marathon bombing suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev. he has, folks, a female fan club. we look at the women who are pledging their love and support. [ whirring ] [ dog barks ] i want to treat more dogs. ♪ our business needs more cases. [ male announcer ] where do you want to take your business? i need help selling art. [ male announcer ] from broadband to web hosting to mobile apps, small business solutions from at&t have the security you need to get you there. call us. we can show you how at&t solutions can help you do what you do... even better. ♪ just seem to fade away...?
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welcome back to "early start." there may not be a more hated man in america than boston marathon bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev. since his arrest, countless women have been publicly professing love and their support for the terror suspect. they're doing this online. it is not the first time we've seen this infatuation with a
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notorious criminal. disturbing trend or teenage attraction, a startling number of followers are tweeting out their love and support of dzhokhar tsarnaev, the surviving imprisoned boston bombing suspect. here's a sampling of tweets. dear god, make me a bird so i can fly to dzhokhar when he is looking out the window and stay there to give him comfort. but our love is like wind. i can't see it but i can't feel it. one admirer tweeted out she is getting a tattoo. nobody understands why i want this tattoo. i'll get people's attention. then maybe people can open up their eyes to what is happening. >> a lot of that has to do with the way that he looks. he's considered to be very handsome, very cute by girls. and what's really disturbing is that they see him as this very innocent individual. though at the same time, being sort of dangerous. >> reporter: this attraction to notorious criminals had as a
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name. there is no shortage of examples in criminal history. bonnie loved clyde, ted bundy had large numbers of women attracted to him and scott peterson was flooded with marriage proposals after killing his wife and their unborn son. thousands of others posting messages of support for dzhokhar say this is not about love but justice. >> it doesn't add up. >> reporter: sarah cook has more than 1200 twitter followers. >> i need to show my evidence to put out the hash tag to really get the world to know, open up your eyes, turn off the television set and just research. >> with many of these women or young women, this will be their fantasy. they'll have their cause on the internet and hopefully it won't translate into their hooking up
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with men who are also dangerous. >> this is incredible. the psychology behind this really fascinates me. i also want to know, a lot of the girls are very young. are their parents aware of what they're tweeting and this conversation, this social media conversation they're having? >> i can't believe what they're saying. shocking. >> it's outrageous. >> 47 minutes after the hour. will the beach ever be the same? prince harry meets the jersey shore. we're following the royal visit live. and disney making one of their own characters a little too sexy. the controversy over this princess makeover coming up. [ giada ] why did i switch to natural instincts? it's healthier, ammonia-free. and with aloe, vitamin e, and coconut oil, my hair looks healthier than before i colored. i switched. you should too, to natural instincts. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked.
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welcome back to "early start." brand new this morning, it is a stunning revelation by oscar winning actress angelina jolie,
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opening up in a "new york times" op-ed about choosing to have a preventative double mastectomy, the reason she chose it, she carries a gene that sharply increases her risk for breast and ovarian cancers. in this op-ed, she describes the procedures she's had in detail and says on a personal note, i do not feel any less of a woman. i feel empowered. i made a strong choice in no way diminishes my femininity. zbh because of the treatment she chose to have, she dramatically cut her brst cancer risk from 87% to under 5%. 51 minutes after the hour right now. prince harry has been in the u.s. for six days with without any of the shenanigans of his last visit. he is working on a different kind of streak this time. on tap for today, meeting new jersey governor chris christie and touring parts of the state hit hard by hurricane sandy. our poppy harlow is in seaside heights, new jersey, with more. good morning, poppy.
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>> good morning, john. already on this tour is prince harry has been to washington, d.c. we've seen him at the white house. we've seen him at arlington national cemetery, then he went to colorado springs where he participated in the warrior games focusing on the passion of prince harries. today he'll be standing on the boardwalk in sea side hearts, new jersey. this is parts of the state hardest hit by sandy. seven months later, still really trying to recover. we're told the prince is with governor chris christie here, first visiting one of the hardest hit neighbors to see the devastation there. then we're told he's going to come here and walk along the boardwalk, shake hands with the heroes of sandy and also visit some of the local businesses here. and we came out to see the destruction, talk to the business owners here who say they're very happy the prince is coming. this put seaside heights and all of the towns hit so hard by sand yea back on the map.
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listen. >> i'd be staring at this house for 6 1/2 months. every time i come here, i say it looks like the wizard of oz. i'm selling them for $20 each. and it's the only income i have until the wood shop gets back in business and i can start making my picnic tables again. >> so after prince harry wraps up here this afternoon, john, he will head into new york city. he's going to go to something called the great event. that is with prime minister david cameron of britain, promoting british trade. then he moves on to a harlem baseball event for underprivileged children in harlem. john? >> poppy harlow where the reconstruction clearly under way even at this early hour this morning. thank you. >> now look at what you should expect when you head out the door today. freeze warnings. that's right, it is cold on the east coast today in the middle of may. meteorologist jennifer delgado at the cnn weather center. >> hi, john.
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you probably had to grab a coat when you came into work this morning. temperatures once again are dropping down into the 30s. even some locations down in the 20s. we're talking for areas like new jersey, massachusetts, and well into new york. now it looks like by tomorrow we're going to start to see warmer temperatures working in. i don't expect to see all the freeze warnings and watches in place. notice out there we have 31 degrees. a lot of the interior regions are going to be coldest. the warm air you're seeing towards the west, it is going to be making its way over to the east from parts of the northeast as well as new england. but there is sort of a bad side to that. we'll get to it in just a moment. we want to show you the temperatures. these temperatures for today are running roughly about 20 degrees above average, 87 for kansas city. minneapolis, you're actually going to be warmer than dallas. and this warm air is having an effect. let's go to video and take a look and listen to this video coming in. what you're seeing is actually a
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wave of ice making its way into some homes and parts of minneapolis, minnesota. i should say the surrounding regions. can you kind of hear that ice crackling as it melts. that is a direct result of warmer temperatures, strong winds coming in off the lake. for today, also want to point out you to very strong cold front up to the north and that is going to bring an increase's fire threat. winds 40 to 50 miles per hour and sunny down towards the south. john, the good news is it's going to be nice and sunny for prince harry today in new york. >> oh, good. the prince needs more good luck. >> he's from england. he needs sun. >> jennifer delgado, thank you. >> coming up, she's not sexy. she's just drawn that way. a lot of people do not agree. controversy over the makeover of a disney princess. [ jen garner ] imagine a makeup so healthy your skin can grow more beautiful every time you wear it. neutrogena® healthy skin liquid makeup. 98% of women saw improvement in their skin.
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and welcome back to "early start." trending this morning, is disney's newest princess too sexy? the director of "brave" is
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blasting disney's redesign of the lead character accusing them of blatant sexism. so take a look. the original character on the left. the makeover on the right. it's a lower cut, tighter dress. she's wearing a little bit more makeup also. >> also off the shoeld cher is a big deal. >> the left one is a little off the shoulder. maybe not completely. so the makeover was unveiled to coincide with her official crowning as disney's 11th prince princess. we're going to talk live with "brave" director brenda chapman. what do you think? chime in and send me tweets. i think she looks lovely. >> a lot of big fans of that film say it's not -- she's not supposed to be -- >> it's too princessy which i think is the issue. >> too princess-a-. we're going to continue today. "early start" continues right now. >> we'll get mail on this. new this morning, an offscreen shocker. one of hollywood's biggest stars
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actress angelina jolie making a stunning revelation that she has had both her breasts removed. chains, barbed wire, and a barbie bicycle. disturbing and revealing new images from kidnap and rape suspect ariel castro's backyard. and devastating developments in the stabbing death of 8-year-old leila fowler. new information about her brother's troubled past as he faces a murder charge now. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start" i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. tuesday, may 14th. 6:00 a.m. in the east. new this morning, it's a stunning revelation by angelina jolie, one of hollywood's biggest stars, that she's had a preventive double mastectomy because she carries a gene, the bracca gene, that dramatically increases her risk for breast and ovarian cancers. she talks about the entire process in a very candid new op-ed. nischelle turner is live with details from los angeles. nischelle, everybody is really shocked, and i would imagine rallying around this very brave woman. >> exactly.
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shocked and supportive this morning of angelina's words in "the new york times" op-ed. you're right, she got very raw, very candid, went in to depth about her journey and what she's been facing over the last few weeks. actress, activist, advocate, mother, angelina jolie is many things, and tuesday the actress added pro-active survivor to the list. in an op-ed piece for "the new york times" the actress talked about her decision to undergo a preventive double mastectomy after testing passive for brca-1, a gene that increases a woman's risk of certain cancers. jolie writes, joet, my doctors estimated that i had an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer. >> you guys look awesome tonight. >> reporter: the oscar winner began her preventive process in february, at the pink lotus breast center in beverly hills where singer sheryl crow was treated for her breast cancer in 2006. now, nine weeks later, she says the final surgery has been
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completed. and her breasts have been reconstructed with implants. cancer is something jolie knows only too well. her mother died six years ago after a decade-long battle with ovarian cancer. she was 56. jolie talked about her in a 2011 "60 minutes" interview. >> she didn't have much of her own career, her own life, her own experiences, her own, you know, everything was for her children. i will never be as good a mother as she is. i will try my best. >> reporter: at 37, jolie doesn't want the same legacy for her six children, writing, quote, i can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer. jolie says she wrote "the new york times" op-ed to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. but it is one i am very happy that i made. adding, she chose not to keep her story private to let other women know they have options if they, too, are high risk. it's a bold and public step from a woman who is well-known for
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her privacy. she also talks about how she does not feel any less of a woman, or feel any less feminine by making the decision to have her breasts removed, which we do know is a very big decision for a lot of women facing this same situation. zoraida? >> you know, i am facing a double mastectomy. i'm going to have it on the 28th. i got diagnosed with breast cancer. i'll tell you that's the toughest decision for me. i'm really excited that she's talking about it. she said i feel empowered that i'm in a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity. it's nice to hear somebody else talk about it and have that support of a lot of women around you. the last time we saw jolie was on the red carpet months ago. my big question, i guess, did we see her covered up after the surgery? do we know anything about how she recovered from it? >> it's interesting. first of all, let me say we are all so supportive of you and i'm glad you're being able to talk about it, as well. >> i know. thank you. >> we give you so much love. you're going to kick cancer. >> yes, i am.
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>> we saw angelina jolie just a few weeks ago. you know, we hadn't seen much of her in the public for awhile. but on either april 4th or 5th she did attend a woman in the world summit and she had on this green, flowy saint laurent gown and i remember people at the time commenting how covered up it was. it was very demure. and we know now, since she said the last treatment she had was on april 27th, that's when she had the total reconstruction of the breast, that she was in the middle of this procedure. which she was on the red carpet. so that definitely could be a reason why she still looked beautiful, believe me, but it was a very different angelina jolie that we saw. >> it's a very long process. that you have to go through. and i'm so grateful that you're bringing us this story this morning. nischelle turner live from los angeles. thank you. >> you know, talking about it obviously so important. i think your openness has made it easier to talk about and digest for everyone around here, including me.
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i think angelina jolie's talking about it is going to be something that affects millions of people around the country. and a lot of people are asking questions today. one of the big questions is, you know, who should get screened, when should you get screened, what are the issues here? our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen joins us from atlanta to talk more about this cancer gene and the tests that angelina jolie took. >> right, because when you hear this story, you think gee if angelina jolie got tested maybe i should get tested. let me explain sort of what doctors recommend. if you have breast cancer in your family, talk to your doctor about whether you should get this test or not. it depends, you know, sometimes just even just your mother had it you should get tested. other doctors will say your mother and a couple sisters or an aunt or first degree relative versus farther away relatives like an aunt or a grandmother it all depends on your individual situation. but this is not a test that everyone needs to run out and get. if you don't have breast cancer in your family, it's not a test that you need to run out and
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get. but, if you do, as we've seen with angelina jolie, it can make a huge difference. you can do something. you have this gene that gives you a really, really high chance of getting breast cancer in your lifetile, you can do something about it. you can get your breasts removed, and reconstructed. john? >> so explain to me, elizabeth, how the mastectomy process works. is it a sure way to get rid of all the risk? >> you know, it's interesting. because angelina jolie says she now has a 5% chance of getting breast cancer. it's not zero. it's 5. and so, there's still a chance. they don't take absolutely everything. so you still could get breast cancer. but still 5% is really, really low, compared to, for her, it was 87% chance. so that's a drastic difference. >> and one other thing we wanted to discuss, elizabeth, is this 50% risk that she has of getting ovarian cancer, a lot of times a lot of women have chosen when they do have this brca gene they get the double mastectomy and remove their oaf veries, as well. do you think that that will be
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another option for her, what other treatments are available? >> well, it could be. when you read her piece in the "times" she sort of leaves that open. she said she wanted to do this first, since the risk was higher for breast cancer. but she leaves it open whether she's going to get her ovaries removed, as well. in some ways getting your ovaries removed is a bigger deal because it puts you into menopause. and so you've got this whole hormonal situation to deal with, as well. so it may be that she just, you know, you're not going to do both right at the same time. it may be something that she's putting off for another time. but that is the cancer her mother died of, ovarian cancer, so i imagine that it's really weigh -- >> weighing on her. >> absolutely. >> she loves a big family so you've got to feel for her making that major decision. that incredible team has helped me deal with my stuff, as well. so thank you, elizabeth cohen. they've been really great with me. it's like all this research right in your own home. >> well, we love you and we want you to -- you're going to do so well. >> i'm going to be great. >> you're going to be great.
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>> thank you so much, elizabeth. i just want to stress once again that talking about this is not easy for a lot of people. i think probably men more so than women in some cases. but talking about it is crucial and could save so many lives. >> yeah, it can. it can. thank you. all right we're getting a disturbing new look into the backyard of cleveland kidnapping suspect ariel castro. photographs snapped by a neighbor last weekend and now obtained by cnn revealing horrifying evidence of torture, and abuse. along with a pink barbie bicycle back there, as well. pam brown is live from cleveland this morning. kind of surprising that all these things were in his backyard? >> that's right, zoraida. you see the front of his house, is a crime scene. it's boarded up. and then the backyard is full of dingy items. full of debris and junk and in it, there are items like chains and barbed wires, and these items are giving us clues into possibly what went on inside the house of horrors, and how ariel
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castro kept an eye out for unexpected visitors. chilling new photos give us a glimpse of ariel castro's backyard, taken over the weekend by a neighbor. the backyard resembling a junk yard, spools of barbed wire, and probably the most unnerving, chains. the neighbor said he saw hundreds of thick, heavy chains in the yard. and then this mirror, hanging on castro's back door that may have allowed him to see if someone was coming up his driveway. possibly using it to prevent any surprise visitors. and finally, a pink barbie bicycle, fit for a little girl. a bicycle that may have belonged to amanda berry's daughter, fathered by ariel castro. and moments after this cell phone video was shot of amanda berry's rescue -- >> we've got own l castro and ariel castro in custody down here at mcdonald's. >> reporter: just released police dispatch reporting that revealed the arrest of ariel castro. and we're now learning more
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about him. from six different police reports filed about castro since 1989. he had an argument with his wife in which she allegedly, quote, slapped her across the face several times, grabbed her and slammed her against the walls. 1994 a neighbor claimed castro attempted to hit him with a shovel, and threatened that he was going to take care of him. when arguing over a chain link fence. castro remains jailed on suicide precaution, being monitored every ten minutes by guards. locked up in solitude, receiving no visitors, no friends, no family, no mail. life in those respects not unlike what dejesus, knight berry and her daughter endured for years. as we have learned from the sheriff's office, that castro has only received professional visits from his attorneys. he remains on restriction, which is reserved only for high profile inmates. that means he cannot interact with other inmates in jail. evidence is still being collected in this investigation. the medical examiner's office
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was at his house yesterday taking panoramicde all of the rooms, as the evidence is being collected a grand jury will decide what other charges he should face. >> and all sorts of bizarre behavior from him as he's behind bars. we understand that he's walking around naked, that he's using remnants from a carpet to floss his teeth. just totally bizarre. pamela brown we appreciate your live report today from cleveland. 12 minutes after the hour. new information this morning about the 12-year-old brother of leila fowler, who is now under arrest for the stabbing death of his sister. a fellow student and a school administration source say the boy was suspended for five days earlier this year after he brought a small pocket knife to school. the boy is not being named because he's a minor. he's now being held at a juvenile detention center and legal experts say because of his age, he cannot be tried as an adult in california. police in new orleans targeting a suspect in the mother's day parade shooting that wounded 19 people. they're telling 19-year-old
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akein scott to turn himself in. he was captured firing on the crowd in the city's seventh ward. several witnesses also identified scott. police say it's possible there may have been more than one shooter, however. three of the people wounded are now in critical condition. and coming up, claims that the government is spying on journalists. and now threats of legal action, as well. we have all the details coming up next. we brought back what you loved. added new surprises. and now, you've come back to us. we're speechless. except for two little words. ♪ for aveeno® positively radiant face moisturizer. [ female announcer ] aveeno® with soy helps reduce the look of brown spots in 4 weeks. for healthy radiant skin. aveeno®. naturally beautiful results.
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new this morning, is the government, our government, trying to intimidate reporters? infringing on freedom of the press. the associated press is threatening legal action for what it calls a massive and unprecedented intrusion by the justice department. the claim that the government was snooping on the news organization. our brian todd is following this story. >> reporter: the associated press said the justice department secretly obtained two months of telephone records, of reporters and editors for the ap, records listed incoming and outgoing calls, the duration of each call and the work and personal phone numbers of ap employees, according to that news agency. ap says the seizure covered numbers for its employees in the new york, washington, and hartford, connecticut, offices and the main number for ap
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reporters in the house of representatives press gallery. ap says the justice department notified them of the seizure on friday, the 10th. now there is nothing to suggest actual phone conversations were monitored. the ceo of ap is furious and he let the justice department know it. gary pruitt in a letter to eric holder says these records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the news gathering activities undertaken by the ap during a to-month period, provide a road map to ap's news gathering operations, and disclose information about ap's activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know. now pruitt wants justice to return all of those records and destroy the copies. on monday afternoon we got this response from the u.s. attorney's office, "regulations require us to make every reasonable effort to obtain information through alternative means before even considering a subpoena for the phone records of a member of the media. the american civil liberties
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union iediately criticized the move, as did congressman darrell issa, chairman of the house oversight and government reform committee. >> they had an obligation to look for every other way to get it before they, in fact, intruded on the freedom of press. >> reporter: so what is this specifically about and why would the justice department have sought those phone records? ap says government officials have said in public testimony that the u.s. attorneys office is conducting a criminal investigation into who may have leaked information obtained in an ap story from a year ago this month about a foiled terror plot. that story disclosed details of a cia operation in yemen that stopped an al qaeda plot to detonate a bomb on an airplane. brian todd, cnn, washington. >> and our thanks to brian todd for that report. a lot of serious questions raised right there. >> and coming up, massive product placement in the blockbuster movie "the great gatsby." will it have you buying up luxury brands? >> or just dancing? and much more to come on angelina jolie's revelation that she's had both her breasts
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we are "minding your business" this morning. we're still counting the record highs on wall street. how many ways can we count? the s&p 500 hit one yesterday. today stock futures pointing a little lower. >> and now to the product placement of all product placements. we're talking about "the great gatsby." the big budget film is going big on luxury names, we're talking prada, brooks brothers, tiffany, and christine -- >> this takes it to a whole new level. beautiful, the film looks beautiful, and the product placement is there, luxury names blastered all over this film. tiffany's supplied the jewels. brooks brothers supplied the suits. the champagne is from moet, the
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dresses are prada. but this isn't your typical product placement. these are full-fledged partnerships. tiffany has a line, has a line of great gatsby jewelry. that diamond headbands that daisy buchanan wears you can get one for $200,000. brooks brothers is doing the same with the rollout of suits. hats, bow ties, shoes. experts say in this case the brand is an integral character in the movie. >> really? >> this is unusual, and it can be difficult to do gracefully and elegantly. we spoke to a global marketing consultant. >> with luxury brands it has to be really, really subtle to work. and also to be integrated you have to believe that this actor who is an aspirational figure would also live with that brand out of the set of the movie, as well. >> making it seem natural and not an advertisement, especially when i'm telling you it's big advertisement.
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"the great gatsby" went for brands popular in the '20s, brands f. scott fitzgerald bought. all of these brands signed on in hopes that the investment would go far beyond the box office. >> it's not altruism. >> no, it is not altruism. but look, james bond and his breitling watch, you can see product placement, this takes it -- >> i just went into brooks brothers because i was looking for a suit with my son, sure enough the grt grt everywhere. you feel like you walked into the film. >> if you're traveling, you reserved a nonsmoking room, you think you're avoiding smoke pollution, but guess what? you're probably not. new research from san diego state university found cigarette smoking anywhere in a hotel exposes everyone who is staying in that hotel to smoke. even people in nonsmoking rooms. in a random sample of budget to mid range hotels in california, the study found nicotine levels in the area 40% higher in
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she's removed both her breasts after discovering a cancer gene. disturbing and revealing new images from kidnap and rape suspect ariel castro's backyard. barbed wire, chains, and a mirror installed in the backyard. and o.j.'s testimony. why his legal team says his own words will get him out of prison this time. >> welcome back to "early start," everyone. i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. 29 minutes past the hour. and new for you this morning, actress angelina jolie, one of the most well-known women in the world, makes a very bold medical move, having both breasts removed in order to drastically cut down her cancer risk. she says genetic tests showed she had a cancer gene. but what is that exactly? senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen joins us live from atlanta. elizabeth, can you tell us more about this test that angelina had this brca gene and what do the results actually mean? >> you know, the results can be very complicated, and i'm sure she had a great genetic
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counselor and doctor to walk her through it. this is a test that looks for a variety of breast cancer genes. and different genes mean different things. you may carry a faulty gene and it doesn't matter, you're totally fine. you may carry a faulty gene and have a much higher risk of getting breast cancer. i'm going to read her words from her "new york times" piece about what happened to her. she said, i carry a faulty gene, brca1 which sharply increases my risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. my doctors estimated that i had a 1 in -- that i had an 87% risk of breast cancer, and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in each case in the case of each woman. sorry. so in other words an 87% increased risk of breast cancer. so she made a decision that a lot of women make, which is i'm just taking these things off. i am removing my breasts so that i can get that risk down. and she also wrote about getting that risk down. so let's look at that part of
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her editorial, as well. she wrote, i wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. but it is one i'm very happy that i made. my chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 80% to under 5%. so you can see, for her, this was a very clear decision. john, zoraida? >> she talked about her children, and how at the end of the day that made this decision a lot easier for her. i'm thinking the same thing. i'm having a double mastectomy. i do have breast cancer. but that was really -- that's really what you do, right? every woman is different. but that's what you think about is i want to be here long-term for my kids. one of the things she talked about, which i thought was fantastic, is that this test is very expensive, it's a $3,000 test, and insurance companies don't always pay for it. so how accessible is this test for other women? >> you know, zoraida, the timing of this, you know, is so interesting. because this is before the supreme court. only one company makes this test, it's called miriad.
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they have a patent, no one else is allowed to make it. you don't have to be an economist to know when one company makes something, that price is very high because there's no competition. things may be very different if the supreme courtdy significance comes out a certain way later this spring. if you don't have insurance or if your insurance won't pay the full cost, a lot of women are really in a pickle. i mean, imagine, let's say if your mother and sister and aunt had breast cancer, you really need to know if you have that gene, but you can't afford it, it's a real problem. >> i'm hoping at the end of the day that because of the fact that she has brought all of this attention to it that maybe it will be help for women who cannot afford to have that test. another thing i wanted to talk about, she talks about this high percentage, at least in my opini opinion, 50% ovarian cancer. what are her options there? did she hint at what she will do next there? >> she said that she has started the process. she used the term started. i'm starting with my breasts. so it made it sound like perhaps
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she will get her ovaries removed at a later date. getting your ovaries removed can be a little bit trickier, that's because it throws you into menopause. that's not a small thing. and so, my guess is, that she might remove those ovaries later. that's what her mother died of, right? her mother died of ovarian cancer not of breast cancer. so i imagine that's weighing heavily on her mind. a lot of women in this situation, they do both. they don't do it at the same time but they do do both. >> elizabeth, i know that there's a website that's a treasure trove of information for anybody who is going through this. so could you share that with us as well? it's our own cnn site. i've been using it quite a bit. >> right cnn.com/health has all sorts of resources for various diseases, including breast cancer, and it's really important that women be empowered in this situation. and here's why. first of all i'm just going to be honest here. a lot of doctors don't know a lot about breast cancer genetics. you may go to a doctor who will do this test for you but you really want to see a genetic
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counselor if you can to get a full discussion of what your genes mean. >> and i will also add to that that at the end of the day, we're really in a good position when we do get diagnosed with breast cancer that we really do participate in the decision. we make the decision as to what we want to do with our health. i mean i think that's really important, as well. >> that is so true. >> elizabeth cohen, thank you. i appreciate all the information this morning. >> talk about empower. let me just say this, you are one incredibly strong, tough -- >> listen this is a process as angelina said. and i was not in the beginning. because all you do is think about your children and think about what is a decision that i can make so that it could be the best outcome for them. and i want to see them grow up, and you know, at the end of the day, that was the toughest decision. >> we know -- >> i've come full circle and i'm ready. >> we're all incredibly proud of you. >> thank you. >> i got to add when i told berman that i had breast cancer i thought i was going to have to pick up the pieces, because, yeah -- >> well you make it easier on all of us. your strength makes it easier
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for all of us. so thank you. >> yeah. >> we do have other news at 34 minutes after the hour. a first look this morning into the backyard of cleveland kidnapping suspect ariel castro. these photos were taken by a neighbor last week and they show piles of debris behind the home, including barbed wire, chains and this, a pink barbie bicycle. also there's a mirror installed on the back porch. apparently to detect any visitors from coming down the driveway. right now ariel castro is on suicide watch, jail logs reveal that he likes to walk around his cell naked. he frequently makes himself kool-aid, and get this, he's using strings from a floor mat to floss his teeth. we're told he's being checked by guards at this point about every ten minutes. 35 minutes past the hour. new information about the brother of leila fowler, who is under arrest in the stabbing death of his 8-year-old sister. a fellow student and a school administration source says the 12-year-old boy was suspended for five days earlier this year after bringing a pocket knife to
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school. cnn's dan simon is live in valley springs, california, with the latest on this. what can you tell us, dan? >> good morning, zoraida. the fact that the suspect was suspended for bringing a knife to school is a noteworthy development given that he's accused of using a knife to stab his sister. we're also getting a better sense of what the suspect may face in the months ahead. chris piper knows the 12-year-old suspect from gym class. you say he made threats to you and others? >> yeah. >> reporter: can you tell me about the threats? >> he'd say like i'll stab you if you don't -- he'd just say he would stab us, messing around. >> reporter: he called the threats lighthearted but told us of an incident earlier in the academic year when the 12-year-old brought a knife to school. did you see the knife? >> yeah. >> reporter: did he show it to friends and classmates? >> he showed it to kids. >> reporter: was it a swiss army knife? like a little pocket knife? >> yeah. >> reporter: what happened?
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>> he was showing it to people and so then he gave it to -- someone told on him and he went to the office. >> reporter: it landed him a five-day suspension. the boy seen here at a candlelight vigil days after the killing had some people suspicious at the outset. >> we kept kind of behind closed doors as saying, you know, we thought it was him. >> reporter: the young boy told investigators an intruder stabbed his 8-year-old sister leila while his parents were at a little league baseball game. pen penny's daughter also knows the suspect from school. she thought it seemed strange the killer would only target leila and spare the brother's life. >> you don't kill a person and then leave a witness, you know? and that's why we kept saying that, you know, they're not going to leave him alive if there was somebody else that did it. he witnessed this guy. so in my heart, i thought it was him from get-go. >> reporter: the boy is currently being held at a juvenile detention center. >> because the child in this particular case is 12 years of age, he cannot be tried as an adult.
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if he was 14 years of age or older, of course, and because of the allegations that i'm certain will be raised here, he could have been tried as an adult. >> reporter: attorney brian chafe es ochoa has represented minors in cases involving serious crimes. >> these proceedings are going to take place behind closed doors. this isn't going to be an open trial like it would be if he was an adult. in this case, the public is not going to be allowed into the proceedings. >> well, if the 12-year-old is charged and convicted of murder, he would remain in custody until the age of 25. that's the law here in california. and, zoraida, we should point out that the father told the associated press that he believes his son is innocent, and he'll continue to believe that until he sees some evidence that proves otherwise. zoraida? >> all right, dan simon live in california. thank you. in just a few hours o.j. simpson will be back in a las vegas courtroom.
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simpson is appealing for a new trial on a 2008 conviction for robbery, assault, and kidnapping. we got our first look at o.j. simpson yesterday, this after a 4 1/2 years. look at that. noticeably older, gray hair, around well.y, not getting - at all. like i said, it's been four years since we've last seen him. he could testify at this trial as early as tomorrow. cnn's paul vercammen is live in las vegas. good morning, paul. >> reporter: good morning, john. in the courtroom yesterday, o.j. simpson sometimes slightly nodding in approval as his attorneys hammered away at witnesses. heavier and grayer, disgraced football legend o.j. simpson slowly stepped into a las vegas courtroom, after 4 1/2 years in prison, for kidnapping, assault and armed robbery. the new simpson legal team is presenting 19 claims they say showed he was so poorly represented in the 2008 kidnap trial by yale galanter that he should get a new trial.
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new lead attorney patricia palm argues simpson was never told about an offered plea deal and should have taken the witness stand. gabe grasso assisted galanter in 2008, and emphatically told the court monday he wanted simpson to testify then. >> o.j. is a very eloquent person. and he can explain himself very well. and so i thought he would be a great witness. >> reporter: simpson's lawyers also tried to show the former heisman trophy winner had been drinking alcohol, which impaired him from seeing his cohorts carry guns into the confrontation. the new simpson team argues that galanter knew about simpson's plans to get back some of his memorabilia. simpson's daughter arnelle took the stand saying she was with her father and galanter at dinner the night before the incident. >> was your dad drinking alcohol that evening? >> yes. >> do you recall overhearing any conversation about your dad's plan to go look at his property
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the next day? >> yeah. >> and who did you hear talking about that? >> my dad was talking to you. >> simpson is waiting to testify in this hearing. >> this will be his first time to be able to tell what happened and, you know, instead of hearing it in bits and pieces and, you have to remember the evidence in this case was extremely conflicting from all the witnesses. >> reporter: simpson may take the stand as soon as wednesday. and he could be on the stand for a very long time. they say they expect that simpson's testimony could spread out over two days, john. >> and where is simpson staying while this whole trial or court case happens? >> well, according to his attorneys he took a long bus trip from northern nevada down here to the clark county courthouse. and the reason you don't see him on the street for example is because they have tunnels that lead from that jail to the courthouse. that's why he came in through that side door yesterday. >> paul vercammen. starting to get our first look
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at o.j. it's been a long, long time. >> it will be interesting to hear him, as well. up next the no shenanigans tour. prince harry teaming up with governor chris christie. boy i bet you want to watch that. we have a live report coming up next. eys 4 cell phones 7 socks and 6 weeks of sleep but one thing you don't want to lose is any more teeth. if you wear a partial, you are almost twice as likely to lose your supporting teeth. new poligrip and polident for partials 'seal and protect' helps minimize stress, which may damage supporting teeth, by stabilizing your partial. and 'clean and protect' kills odor-causing bacteria. care for your partial. help protect your natural teeth.
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welcome back to "early start" everyone. brand new this morning a stunning revelation by oscar winning actress angelina jolie. opening up in a "new york times" op-ed about choosing to have a preventive double mastectomy. she says she carries a gene that sharply increases her risk for breast and ovarian cancers.
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she describes the preside your in vivid detail and says, quote, i wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy but is one i am very happy that i made. jolie says because of the treatments she chose to have, she dramatically cut her breast cancer risk from 87% all the way down to under 5%. 46 minutes past the hour. prince harry has been in the states for six days without any of the shenanigans of his last visit. today he heads to seaside heights to tour areas hard-hit by hurricane sandy. he will be accompanied by governor chris christie. and poppy harlow is live in seaside heights for us this morning. poppy, he's getting a lot of praise because he's putting a big spotlight in an area that hasn't gotten it recently. >> good morning, zoraida. he absolutely is. and as you've said prince harry will be here in seaside heights with governor chris christie. this comes on day six of his whirlwind u.s. tour. we have seen him in washington, d.c. at the white house, with the first lady.
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we've seen him visiting arlington national cemetery. he then moved on to colorado springs where he participated in the warrior games for wounded veterans. of course, he served in the british army, so he -- that is something very close to his heart and now he's coming here. something that he is very concerned about in terms of the rebuilding process here in new jersey. seaside heights is one of the places hardest hit by sandy. first we're told that the prince will tour one of the very devastated areas close to here with governor chris christie. a source close to prince harry on this tour told us that chris christie is very grateful that prince harry will put a spotlight on the rebuilding process, bring him back into the news because even seven months after hurricane sandy, this area is still ravaged. business owners here say we are open for business, but we need your help. listen. >> i'd be staring at this house for 6 1/2 months. every time i come here, i say it looks like the wizard of oz.
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i'm selling them for $20 each. and it's the only income i have until the wood shop gets back in business and i can start making my picnic tables again. >> so the crowds will come out. they will fill this board walk. after the prince leaves here he will head into new york city. he's going to go to an event with prime minister david cameron focusing on british trade. and then he will go to harlem for a baseball event with inner city youth. finally a fund-raiser tonight for his foundation. zoraida? >> so poppy a couple of things that you cannot take away from the people of seaside heights, that is a strong constitution. that man in spite of everything still selling that t-shirt and that gorgeous view behind you, which is really spectacular. >> it's pretty great. >> it is very nice. thank you for that, poppy harlow live in seaside heights for us. 48 minutes after the hour. this is the tease i've been waiting for the entire show. >> oh, my goodness. >> coming up, epic comeback! how the boston bruins, the bs
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okay, it was an historic comeback for the boston bruins last night against the toronto maple leafs. the bruins did something in a playoff game seven that has never been done before in the history of ever. jared greenberg is here with more on this wonderful story in this morning's "bleacher report." >> i suspect this is all you have in sports this morning. >> you read the scripts wrong. it says john berman is here with sports. see you guys later. >> i agree. >> all right, john, the sports gods sent us a message last night. don't go to sleep early and even nonhockey fans are going to want to see this comeback. the boston bruins aka the fighting john bermans found themselves in a deep hole then this happened. the toronto maple leafs built a three-goal third period lead. boston got within one minute to go, patrice bergeron fires on
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net. tie game. an amazing comeback. we go to overtime where it's that man again bergeron comes flying in and he finds the back of the net. game over. series over! bruins become the first team to ever win a game seven when trailing by three in the third period. boston advances to face the new york rangers. >> we found a way, and you know, not necessarily the way we would have liked to play the whole game. but you know, like i said, we showed some cork coming back in the game. >> the comeback theme continues. kevin durant and the thunder blew a 17-point first half lead now down two, durant ties the game with under seven seconds to play. and to overtime we go. the memphis front line continues to be too much for oklahoma city to handle. zack randolph had 23 points and 12 rebounds a strong second half rally leads memphis to a six-point victory. the grizzlies are now just i win
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away from advancing to the conference finals. now on to the fashion portion of the program. apparently dwyane wade got into john berman's closet. a polka dot suit with capri pants and loafers. that is what we call a confident man. and things only got weirder in chicago. finally back to hoops we go where the bulls possibly distracted by wade's attire nothing went right for chicago, including pitting the ball in the wrong hoop. the bulls only scored 33 points in the first half, and 9 in the third quarter. the heat win easily, and lead the series 3-1. number one right now on bleacherreport.com's lineup, bryce harper with an uncomfortable meeting with the outfield wall. the right fielder for the nationals going back on a fly ball. the nats star runs right into the wall. dazed and confused he would leave the game under his own power. he would receive stitches to his chin but fortunately he did not sustain a concussion, and by the
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way, the nats did go on to beat the dodgers. >> wow. >> oh, that could leave a mark. >> public service announcement for you guys up in new york and our viewers around the world. i, too, like dwyane wade have capri pants on. >> do show. show and tell. is there anything else you want to add on the bruins? >> i just want to see the capri pants. jared, thank you so much. appreciate it. >> all right. and coming up, is this disney princess a little too sexy? some of you are telling me on twitter. the controversial makeover that is causing an uproar this morning. i love to eat. i love hanging out with my friends.
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makeover. you can she that she has a lower cut, a little bit tighter dress and wearing a lot more makeup. in the 8:00 hour we'll hear live from "brave" director brenda chapman. creating quite a bit of discussion on facebook. i'm zoraida sambolin. "starting point" starts right now. good morning, everyone, i'm john berman. >> and i'm christine romans. our "starting point" a stunning revelation overnight superstar angelina jolie revealed she had a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. details about her drastic decision in moments. then chains, barbed wire, the disturbing items found in the cleveland suspect's backyard. they paint a vivid picture of the nightmare that three women reportedly lived through for ten years. we are live in cleveland. it is tuesday, may 14th. "starting point" begins right now.
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new this morning the stunning revelation by one of hollywood's biggest stars, oscar winning actress angelina jolie revealing that she's had a preventive double mastectomy because she carries a gene that dramatically increases her risk for breast and ovarian cancer. this is really about so much more than hollywood celebrity. it's also about medical decisions faced by millions of women. nischelle turner is following developments from los angeles. quite a shocker. >> shock and a lot of support for angelina jolie who has invited the world into her journ journey. she called the op-ed piece my medical choice and she went in depth about her difficult medical decision. >> actress, activist, mother. the actress talks about her decision to undergo a preventive double mastectomy after testing positive for

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